The Way They Do It In Japan

Thanks to a faithful reader called "Nicker" who sent me these pictures, you know now how they tow cars in Japan.  I guess it’s a way to support their motorcycle industry.  I wonder how they tow motorcycles. I guess it can’t be the same way. Do you know? 

12 Responses to “The Way They Do It In Japan”

  1. 1 Feb 26th, 2008 at 11:45 pm


    You need to check out the VID’S that are out on YouTube and other places with this thing in action.. Very interesting on how fast they can stop, unload the ‘grabber’, hook up the car and gone… kinda freaking cool……. check it out sometime….

    Great Blog, great info as always!

  2. 2 saorijohn Feb 27th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    As always, the Japanese lead the way with innovation.

  3. 3 madpuppy Feb 27th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    That would certainly be a lot faster and safer, than riding shotgun, on a tow truck, repossessing used cars ! LOL

  4. 4 Mar 23rd, 2008 at 3:44 am

    That Goldwing has as much stopping power as most small cars have, if
    not more!, Besides, in Japan they don’t drive fast and crazy like us YANKs do. They probably don’t tow big american cars, or trucks this way
    anyway. My Goldwing can tow a 1986 Cutlass to 20 mph, stops it easily,
    using a towbar.I just HAD to know!

  5. 5 Jun 27th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “As always, the Japanese lead the way with innovation.”

    EXACTLY! 😀

  6. 6 Jul 16th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    ^ YES to that!

  7. 7 Jul 17th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    JAPANESE technology really impresses me.

  8. 8 Jul 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Well, they are really the leaders of innovation. They’re very impressive.

  9. 9 Jul 18th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    warm appreciation from a

  10. 10 Harlan Jan 2nd, 2009 at 1:00 am

    That’s not a Japanese invention! That’s a “Retriever” by Sedish company named/web site :
    PS:check out metacafe vdeo “x-treme towing”

  11. 11 Harlan Jan 2nd, 2009 at 1:10 am

    That is a modified 1800c Goldwing with Swedish tow apparatus seen on X-teme towing video metacafe.

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